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Turunmaa

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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Karjala (ex-Филин [Filin])     Crichton-Vulcan, Aabo 1916 1918 1918 stricken 1953
Turunmaa (ex-Орлан [Orlan])     Crichton-Vulcan, Aabo 1916 1918 1918 stricken 1953


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

342

Displacement full, t?
Length, m

50.1

Breadth, m

6.80

Draught, m

2.30

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 boilers

Power, h. p.

1150

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

coal 50

Endurance, nm(kts)700(15)
Armament

2 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 1 x 1 - 40/39 QF Mk II, 30 mines

Complement

48



Standard scale images


<i>Karjala</i> 1940
Karjala 1940


Graphics


<i>Karjala</i>
Karjala
<i>Turunmaa</i>
Turunmaa


Ship project history


Former Russian patrols of Vodorez class. Class consisted from six ships, incomplete to the revolution beginning. After revolution they all were captured by Finns. In 1921 Lun' and Vodorez were sold to Poland, Gorlitsa and Sova broken up, and Filin and Orlan were completed for Finnish Navy as Karjala and Turunmaa (originally Lun` and Vodorez were named so) and rated as gunboats.

Modernizations


early 1940s, both: - 1 x 1 - 40/39; + 3 x 1 - 20/60 Madsen.

Naval service


Turunmaa 2/5/1943 at Haapassaari was hard damaged by Soviet aircraft, stranded under tow and masked. She was commissioned again in October, 1943. After war both were used as minesweepers in Gulf of Finland and BU in 1953.